Conservatism, Inc. Collides with the Real World

The saga of Kanye West’s recent transformation into a free-thinking, ostensibly right-leaning Twitter phenomenon brings with it interesting developments for the Right. One of these results is a widening of the divisions among what I like to call the “Young Right.” At the epicenter of this divide is the organization Turning Point USA,

By | 2018-05-23T15:14:27+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

GOP Tunnel Vision in Skirmish Over McCain Funeral Wishes

At first glance, John McCain’s reported desire to have Barack Obama but not Donald Trump at his funeral seems to highlight the dumbest division yet between Beltway-style Republicans and those of us on the Right who actually want to see the things we’ve been talking about for years accomplished. But the reactions—more specifically,

By | 2018-05-23T13:29:46+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

The Miraculous Image Rehabilitation of Former GOP Presidents

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, many in the media considered him a dangerous extremist. Some reporters warned that Reagan courted nuclear war and would tank the economy. He certainly was not like the gentleman Republican and moderate ex-President Gerald Ford. But by 1989, the media was fond of a new

By | 2018-05-16T12:45:00+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Requiem for McCain

This is our lot if we live so long and labour unto the end—Then we outlive the impatient years and the much too patient friend:And because we know we have breath in our mouth and think we have thoughts in our head, We shall assume that we are alive, whereas we are really dead.We

By | 2018-05-14T11:44:27+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

The GOP Foreign Policy Establishment is Getting Schooled

If you asked the leading foreign policy experts in the Republican Party—those great minds who have dedicated their lives to the history, the economics, the abstract game theory of human conflict—what has been the most vexing and potentially catastrophic threat to humanity and civilization over the last 15 years, you would find a considerable

By | 2018-05-02T08:58:12+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Evan McMullin: A Colonoscopy

Here is a trivia question that no one will get right in the coming years: Name a Republican candidate for president in 2016 who attracted the support of once-principled conservatives who betrayed their long-held beliefs out of tribal hate, who abused his staff after the campaign was over, grandstanded on Twitter to no

By | 2018-05-01T11:26:12+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Rogue Ruling Class Grabs Power, Removes the People’s Sovereignty

Famed civil libertarian and attorney Alan Dershowitz said recently of the ongoing shenanigans surrounding Robert Mueller’s investigation: “Just as the first casualty of war is truth, so, too, the first casualty of hyper-partisan politics is civil liberties.” Unraveling the Deep State Narrative: Second of a Three-Part Series. Read Part One. Read Part Three.

By | 2018-04-29T11:20:44+00:00 April 27th, 2018|